Rating Anxiety – Am I Critical Enough?

The first thing I do after I finish a book is go onto Goodreads to rate it. I click on “I’m finished!”, look at the five greyed out stars… and that’s when the first wave of anxiety usually starts. What did I think of this book? If it was mindblowingly good and an absolute new favourite […]

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What Makes a Good Review?

Lately, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about what makes a book review a good book review. It began when we discussed this topic in my modern literature class, and I felt like I didn’t really agree with the strict rules most people thought a review should adhere to.

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Why I Love YA

Before I started blogging (almost two years ago already!) I didn’t read a whole lot of YA (Young Adult). I was mostly reading the books I had to read for my literature classes, and not much else. Then, in the summer of 2013, I read The Fault in Our Stars and fell absolutely in love with […]

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Book Buying Habits

Lately I’ve been daydreaming a lot about all the books I want to buy when I have some money again to do so (the summer months are expensive, guys, phewee!). I actually have a notepad lying lying next to my computer with a list entitled “Books I Must Get My Hands On ASAP” and it […]

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Judging a Genre by its Cover

Many people have written posts about judging books by their covers, a lot of them saying that they do actually sometimes judge a book by its cover. I’ll admit that I do so too, occasionally. A while back, however, I realised that I don’t just judge books by their covers, I also judge entire genres by book covers. […]

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On Chick Lit

Chick lit. Literature for chicks. Or, as Wikipedia describes it (a bit more sophisticatedly): “genre fiction which addresses issues of modern womanhood, often humorously and lightheartedly.” Sounds like a fun read, right? Why is it, then, that for some reason this genre is so often looked down upon? When I was in secondary school I […]

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